Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dare to DIY Blog Party: Week #4

Dare to DIY

It's Week #4 for the Dare to DIY Blog Party over at the Newly Woodwards and this weeks theme is: Dare to... Give Homemade Gifts!

Now, I'm cheating a little week. I didn't get any Christmas presents made this weekend due to my work holiday party on Friday night and the Mister's aunt's wedding yesterday. However, I did get started on making our Christmas stockings. The Christmas stockings we had were just not working for me anymore, plus we only had three and we're four this year. We were four last year, too, but I didn't bother decorating because I was working on the living room at the time. Anyway, the stockings we had were red and green and traditional and red does not work in this house, not even for Christmas. So, I decided to make some with, what else, the same curtain material I used for the dining room tie-ups, the chair, the master bedroom drapes, and the living room drapes.

I still have to add trim to this one and sew up the other three, but I'm pretty excited about how well the first one turned out! I got the leopard fabric at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon and I got some pretty trim to coordinate:

Hopefully I can whip through the other three tomorrow evening.

And, after seeing the Three Sisterz Rosette Stockings, via Kim's party, I may just have to add a little flower or two to the project!

I want to make a coordinating tree skirt too, but I can't decide if I want to make it leopard with white trim or vice-versa. Our Christmas tree is white with silver and white ornaments.

What do you think? What would you do?


Kristina P. said...

For a minute there, I thought you had massacred a leopard print Snuggie!!

Lucky Girl said...

The leopard trim is great - very cool!

Catalina said...

Very cute! I love your house pic, bthw (is that your pink house? I assume to, I love it).

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Shannon said...

From the sound of your tree, these are perfect! I love the leopard...and your right, lil rosettes would look adorable.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I'm absolutely loving the leopard. Never would have thought to try that, but it totally works.

Thanks for linking up again this week!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Oooh, the leopard is a very unique touch to the stockings! Looks great. I think you should also do the tree skirt in white with leopard trim.